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Now the pack. I hit up The Baseball Card King #1 while in Chicagoland this past week. I had a good time sifting through their boxes of prospects, Cubs, and autographs during my time at the store and I picked up some things for my favorite bloggers. The shop has a nice inventory, but I was bummed to learn they were fresh out of Topps Pro Debut, so I walked away with the last pack of 2016 Diamond Kings instead.
What would the last pack of the box hold?
Card 1: Joe Mauer. I didn't recognize this as Joe Mauer initially. Maybe it's the beard? Or perhaps the painted style of the card? Or maybe the fact that I can't remember the last time I watched a Twins game?
Cards 4 & 5: Beltre is one of my favorite non-Cubs, but mostly because of his antics with Elvis Andrus. Lefty O'Doul? I bought two packs in Chicago and both contained a retired outfielder from Philadelphia. The other was a blue parallel of Richie Ashburn from Archives.
Cards 7 & 8: Yes, I skipped #6. I know that and there's a good reason for it.
And now finally we get to ...
Card 6: Here's another back and this one is numbered to 299. Miguel Sano? Nice!
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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed the back rip!